Jason founded Phidiax in 2009. Currently, he serves as the CEO. He has worked with clients across the globe delivering integration solutions and architectures of various scale, load, and criticality. Based on his extensive knowledge of technology implementation, Jason maintains focus on the “big picture” of solutions which expeditiously solve our clients’ complex business challenges.
Jason founded Phidiax with the intention of reframing our understanding of how a consultancy operates in order to foster a better way to deliver services. Having seen, first hand, how technical talent is dismissed in favor of top heavy management, Jason engineered Phidiax to be run by the architects and promoted a culture where the passion for technology leads to a commitment to our clients’ success. Separating Phidiax from the “bottom line” mentality of other consultancies, it is the intense dedication to the technology that makes us a vibrant and innovative company. Jason’s original intention of creating a culture and concept that is passion driven lends itself to partnerships with like-minded organizations and is visible at all levels of the Phidiax team. Jason was quick to establish the most important element of the Phidiax organization structure, membership. All employees are members who hold interest in the success of Phidiax and its greater culture. Our clients experience the power of our culture through partnership commitment and deliverable execution.
Jason has over a decade of experience serving clients throughout the software development life-cycle, from development, to architecture, and envisioning. He is an expert implementer of methodologies including Service Oriented Architecture, Enterprise Service Bus, and Messaging.
Although Jason is a subject-matter expert of Microsoft technologies including Azure, AppFabric, BizTalk, and WCF, he is enthralled by emerging technologies and works tirelessly to master their capability within the technology stack.
Jason is a Microsoft Partner Technology Solutions Professional (P-TSP) for Integration (formerly known as Virtual Technology Solutions Professional - VTSP). He is a member of this elite community chosen to augment Microsoft’s internal Technology Specialists team, and provide enterprise architectural guidance to Microsoft customers.
Jason is fascinated by the sciences including Artificial Intelligence, Nanotechnology, Physics, Mathematics, and Sacred Geometry. He was inspired by Ray Kurzweil at a young age after reading The Age of Spiritual Machines. After the “light-switch” flipped, he pursued education to its fullest.
Jason completed his Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering at University of Florida, where he was immersed in the technical intricacies of computing. He was fortunate enough to collaborate with the Materials Science and Engineering Department where he conducted nanotechnology research and contributed algorithms for major analytical machines. His research into nanotubes and nanolithography led to graduating with published research. His senior project was commissioned by Dell and delivered to support virtualization of Microsoft networked devises by using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).
Jason attended Georgia Institute of Technology to complete his Master’s degree in Computer Science Information Security. He realized that research and theoretical sciences are intriguing, but his passion resides in building solutions to bring an organization’s vision for technology solution to a reality. He also realized that this strategic direction would be served well by an extensive background in technology and software security.
Snowboarding, Jeeping, Rock Crawling, Camping, Mountain biking, Music
Tool, Chevelle, Thrice, Blindside, Lost Prophets, Rapture
“Never, never, never give up.” –Winston Churchill
Tom joined the Phidiax team as the Director of Integration, Integration and Cloud Architect. He works with Phidiax clients delivering integration solutions and architectures: on-premise, hybrid, and cloud. Tom’s extensive experience with platforms, technologies, and architecture patterns allows him to work with clients to solve complex business challenges by selecting the best custom solution. Additionally, Tom’s extensive project management and software quality experience allows him oversee expansive solutions throughout the software development lifecycle.
As Tom continued to become a recognized leader in the integration industry, he decided to break from the traditional on-premise solution role, in order to deliver larger enterprise architectures. He is driven to improve the Healthcare marketplace, and is a recognized talent delivering notable Healthcare solutions.
To continue his growth trajectory, Tom wanted to find a matching partner with similar drive and goals that would encourage evolution and culture. Jason reached out to Tom circa 2010 as a fellow Microsoft Integration VTS and continued to connect at conferences and during travels through Denver. As Tom was considering moving into an independent role, he reached out to Jason for some assistance. Jason provided some critical guidance, while pitching Phidiax as a better match to achieve goals. Over the course of several months, it became evident that Phidiax was the perfect match and an agreement was struck.
Tom has expert knowledge of Enterprise Application Integration consulting, and solving challenging integration scenarios using power platforms, such as Microsoft applications, Microsoft Azure, and Sybase. His experience encompasses several industries, with specialization in Retail, Finance, and Healthcare. Tom is a recognized community expert of Microsoft Azure Cloud, Microsoft BizTalk Server, Enterprise Service Bus solutions, Healthcare (HIPAA, HL7, and EDI), integration infrastructure planning and development.
Tom taught himself computer programming on a C64 computer while at sea on the USS Bremerton (SSN 698), USS Billfish (SSN 676) and the USS Lafayette (SSBN 616). At the completion of the Gulf War in 1991 he elected to leave the Navy and take his self-taught skills to the market place. Over the course of years, he learned VTAM configuration, COBOL, DB/2, CICS, MVS, OS/400, APPC/APPN, TCP/IP, Sun Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, Linux, IBM MQ Series Integrator, NEONet, Windows and much more. He finally settled down, for the longest time of his career, in the integration space with Microsoft BizTalk Server. This set the stage for the next educational phase, learning about EDI processing, HL7, SWIFT, FIX and integration at a large scale. Tom end up building the first ESB on BizTalk Server with Brian Loesgen in 2006.
Tom is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Azure, and Microsoft Partner Technology Solutions Professional (P-TSP) for Integration (formerly known as Virtual Technology Solutions Professional - VTSP). He is a member of these elite communities chosen to augment Microsoft’s internal Technology Specialists team, and provide enterprise architectural guidance to Microsoft customers and community.
Chapman College - Computer Science
Naval Nuclear Power School - Nuclear Engineering - Graduated 13th of 345 in the class 8102 at Nuclear Power School. Stationed on the USS Bremerton (SSN 698), USS Billfish (SSN 676), USS Lafayette (SSBN 616)
Tom has decided to continue his underwater activities by moving from submarines to fins. He has achieved advanced certification in scuba diving and is working on his diver rescue certification. During the past 12 months he has dived on the Great Barrier Reef, Hawaii (The Big Island and Oahu), Seattle, and Puerto Rico.
Tom has played piano since he was 7, and pool about the same amount of time.
Anthony is a Senior Modern Datacenter and Cloud Architect. With over 20 years working in technology he is continuously learning something new. He enjoys the challenge of new opportunities with each customer or project. His main focus now is architecting and integrating infrastructure solutions, be that on premise, a hybrid solution, or cloud only. His previous experience of working with customers that manage 700K+ computers, and customers in every vertical allows him to bring a wealth of experience and breadth of understanding. Anthony also focuses on making sure his customers are delighted. It isn’t uncommon for him to get birthday wishes and Christmas cards from his customers.
Anthony began his obsession of pushing boundaries when he was still in grade school and he started racing two cycle go karts, topping out around 120 MPH. He is also a life-long learner and does his best work when working with a team of elite individuals in their own rights. Anthony spends his down time out in the desert trails of Arizona, training for his next “ultra-runner” race which typically lasts for 12, 18, or 24 hours. It is this type of self-determination that drives him and attracts him to work with others that have similar traits.
Anthony is proficient with technical system management from the cloud. Utilizing several Microsoft technologies including the System Center suite and Microsoft Azure, Anthony enjoys constructing cloud-based infrastructure and managed service for our customers.
Anthony works as a technical Subject Matter Expert, providing solutions, POC’s, technical differentiators in competitive situations, and building long term enduring relationships with customers. As a SME, Anthony has consulted in architecting and delivering solutions including, Azure cloud-based infrastructures, SCCM, and 3rd party additions to dozens of the world’s largest IT implementations.
Anthony is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Datacenter, and Microsoft Partner Technology Solutions Professional (P-TSP) for Datacenter (formerly known as Virtual Technology Solutions Professional - VTSP). He is a member of these elite communities chosen to augment Microsoft’s internal Technology Specialists team, and provide enterprise architectural guidance to Microsoft customers and community.
University of Redlands - BSIS
Anthony is always learning something new, from cloud architectures, to data science. A common remark from his wife is that Anthony is hard to keep up with, because Anthony runs for sport, likes wearable computing technologies, and is enthralled by IoT.
When Anthony isn’t working he enjoys learning about emerging technology, ultra-running, and as rumored - he occasionally lays on the couch, binge watching seasons of Survivor, comparing their play with gamification, complexity theory, and strategy tactics.
Depeche Mode, The Stylistics, Blink-182, Vivaldi, Beethoven, Al Green, Creed, Black Flag, Commodores
“We avoid risk in life so we can arrive safely at death.” –Anonymous
“Truth requires no defense.” –D. Hawkins
Jeff joined Phidiax as a Integration and Cloud Architect. Honesty and straight talk are important to Jeff, especially with regard to coworkers and clients. Jeff straddles the line between developer and project manager. In addition to designing and developing robust and elegant enterprise solutions, Jeff acts as project lead, interacting with client stakeholders, and managing timelines and deliverables. Jeff strives to introduce software development life cycle principles to his projects to improve ongoing IT practices.
Jeff has been involved with computers since he was a teenager growing up in Alaska. He “cut his teeth” on the family Commodore 64 and continued to work with computers throughout his upbringing. As a young fan of sci-fi, it didn’t take much to realize that whatever the future held, computers were going to be a central part of it. While in the Navy, he dove deep into his division’s old IBM-clone, learning MS-DOS and writing simple programs in BASIC. After the Navy, he went to college knowing he wanted to study computer science. Fast forward several years, and Jeff found himself looking for a new challenge. Having grown tired of large company politics, he reached out to his old colleague, Jason, and together they found a very fortuitous fit for Jeff at Phidiax where he could pursue his interest in new technologies and balance his home and work lives.
Jeff has worked in the Microsoft technology stack for over 15 years. He started with .NET when it was first introduced, and continued working with SQL Server and BizTalk Server throughout their many versions. Jeff became particularly interested in how enterprises integrated their data within their own systems and external partners. This led to extensive work with Microsoft integration solutions like BizTalk, WCF, Web Services, SOA, ESB, and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), as well as becoming familiar with many data standards such as X12 EDI, HL7, and SWIFT among others.
To Jeff, one of the most exciting factors of his role at Phidiax is his involvement with cloud computing, particularly Microsoft Azure. Jeff is excited to continue his study in this burgeoning technology space. He’s glad to have his Phidiax colleagues as cloud-knowledgeable resources and is involved in local Seattle user groups dedicated to it.
Jeff enjoys delivering technical presentations to clients and user groups. Recently, he has delivered sessions at Azure Global Bootcamp on topics related to Azure Media Services.
Jeff is a Microsoft Certified Professional. His certifications include:
Jeff completed his Bachelor of Science in Computing and Software Systems at University of Washington
Jeff enjoys adventuring with his family, cycling, participating in the Seattle Puzzling community, and umpiring his daughter’s softball team.
Authority Zero, Bouncing Souls, The Ramones, AC/DC, Metallica, The Distillers, The Creepshow
“Stay on target” –Red Leader, Star Wars IV
Toan joined Phidiax as a Senior Integration Architect. He works with Phidiax clients to architect, design, and implement enterprise integration systems. He has extensive experience applying the full Software Development Life-Cycle. Although Toan has acute software development proficiency, he maintains a broader vision of the project scope and how software components intertwine.
Toan values the business relationships which he has been able to establish through his years of tenure. He has collaborated with Jason on numerous software engagements, as they share a similar approach to quality of solution and exceeding client expectations.
Toan's choice to join Phidiax was clear, as it was apparent that the culture is founded upon these similarities, and presented an opportunity to stay true to the most critical interests while charging ahead with a team of like-minded professionals.
Toan is always looking for a technical challenge. His passion for the technology drives him to explore emerging technologies and unique implementations. Even though Toan can quickly master the “latest and greatest,” his extensive experience provides him command over legacy systems. Toan feels that quality of the solution, and client satisfaction are the most important aspects of technology consulting. He has over 20 years of experience in software development, application architecture, and system integration. He has comprehensive experience across a wide range of technologies including IBM, PeopleSoft, Salesforce, JD Edwards, AS400, DB2, Oracle, SAP, SQL, Windows Server, and cloud based system like Microsoft Azure.
Toan is an expert implementer of integration and data solutions. He is most interested in Service Oriented Architecture, and Enterprise Service Bus methodologies which comprise an organizations service offering. Toan has developed a keen understanding of the Microsoft technology stack and is well-versed when designing solutions comprised of Web Services, Microsoft BizTalk Server, AppFabric, Azure, SQL, BI, and of course .net.
Toan is a Microsoft Certified Professional. His certifications include:
Toan realized at a young age that the world was in the midst of a technology revolution. The progression of personal computing and availability of the DOS operating system opened opportunities for Toan to harness his technical prowess. He worked part-time to earn funds to purchase his first x86 with a 5.25 floppy drive. Toan envisioned a world where data was king and invested his time into understanding how databases can support processing goals. He was eager to delve into the world of data-based logic, so he built COBOL programs to facilitate text file and timesheet processing.
Toan’s venture into computing, at an early age, progressed into a career which he has evolved himself as a leading technology practitioner.
Toan Lam completed his Bachelor of Science in Technical Management at Devry University. He graduated with Summa Cum Laude.
Gardening, Fishing, Martial Arts (Shaolin Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do)
Piano and Guitar (Classical, Instrumental, Easy Listening)
On a cloudy day, Caribbean music
“That would be great.” -Bill Lumbergh, Office Space
Dean joined Phidiax as a Senior Application Architect. He works with clients to create varying types of solutions utilizing the Microsoft technology stack. He specializes in Service Oriented Architecture, Enterprise Service Bus, and Messaging methodologies. Dean implements integration solutions utilizing technologies such as BizTalk, AppFabric, and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). His focus is to collaborate with organizations to understand their system and service assets, and provide robust, scalable, fault tolerant, and secure service solutions.
Dean has ten years of experience integrating solutions, and developing applications and services. Like many in the technology industry, Dean was feeling that once you have proven your worth in a certain task or proficiency, there may only be time to complete the work to “keep the lights on,” which doesn’t leave much time for self-improvement and exploring new technologies. He joined Phidiax because he recognized that it is an organization where passion for technology in relation to the work-life balance is core to the culture. Since joining Phidiax, Dean has been able to research and become proficient in many technologies and frameworks including the Web Service Software Factory, the Enterprise Library, Windows 8/RT development, BizTalk, AppFabric, WCF and further hone his .NET and C# skills.
Dean has extensive experience delivering solutions according to the Software Development Lifecycle, and has developed with the gamut of Microsoft supported languages, from VB 5.0 to C# in .NET 4.5. Dean is currently busy creating WCF Façade services for a SOA platform which includes custom behaviors to support business requirements. He also has ten years of experience supporting Buy-Side Trading Desks, and supporting custom development for OMS systems including Macgregor and Charles River. He also is well versed integrating with Eagle Investment Accounting systems. Dean developed service processes using open source FIX (Financial Information eXchange protocol) tools that were capable of interfacing outside firms with the desk using industry standards. He is also familiar with the XAML programming paradigm and has created solutions in WPF, Silverlight, and is working on learning Windows 8/RT.
Since the release of .NET 1.1, Dean has been interested in the concepts needed to build multithreaded applications and make our processes more streamlined where functions are not dependent on one another. This has led him to develop explicitly threaded applications, and the associated management code. With the advent of the task parallel library (TPL) and LINQ to Events (known as the Rx framework), instead of concentrating on the mechanics of threading, programmers can concentrate on leveraging this concept to solve performance needs. As a result of this expertise and his personality, Dean will not rest until the desired process is designed well and runs with the utmost efficiency.
Dean has several Microsoft Certifications including:
Dean has been a coder ever since he can remember. He began coding on his family’s Atari 800XL using Family Computing magazine programs as guides. While his “game disk inventory” and “choose your own adventure” programs are lost with the 5 ¼” media, he is relentlessly driven to learn evolving technologies and use them to efficiently solve problems.
Dean completed his Bachelors of Science in CIS at DeVry University in 2002. He prides himself on keeping up with new technology stacks and tools as they come available.
When Dean isn’t cranking out VB.NET and C# code, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children. He also enjoys playing bass and acoustic guitar and is an avid PC gamer, especially interested in the stealth and puzzle genres.
Dean enjoys listening to House of Heroes, Love And Death, Love Like Gravity, Relient K, Family Force 5, Twenty One Pilots, and Better Than Ezra.
“Silence is acceptance”
“It’s going to be legen… wait for it… dary!” -Barney Stinson
Daniel joined Phidiax as a Integration and Cloud Architect. He provides technical expertise to comprehend and deliver technical implementations of all complexities.
Daniel was developing his first programs, on a TI-99/4A home computer, before he started learning higher mathematics in school; as such, he was exposed to base-16 (hexadecimal), base-8 (octal), variables, and conditional logic before attending day one of Algebra. He started out his college years focused on music composition and performance; but a semester in Electronic Sound Synthesis helped him realize that he enjoyed programming more than music composition. The process of creating layered orchestrations and the process of creating multithreaded applications are very similar to Daniel; he noticed that he dreams in code and dreams in orchestrations almost equally. A couple of years later, Daniel started a software venture to focus on his profession full-time. Since his only software product was a small-business accounting system, competition from the larger vendors of generalized accounting software made it necessary for Daniel to pursue a more specialized technical role.
Daniel’s career appeared to be a straight march into the halls of Microsoft; as his work on Group Policy got noticed, and eventually purchased, by Microsoft in 2006. Never one to sit still for too long, Daniel contributed to the success of three Microsoft teams: Group Policy, MMC, and Bing Rewards. After Microsoft, Daniel branched out into more diverse technical areas, such as native Mac/iOS/Droid development, PHP, Ruby on Rails, and advanced Digital Signal Processing software.
Daniel spent several years working in the volatile software start-up space, on a quest to apply his skills to the cutting edge; he created or repaired applications for taxi hailing, personal security, software licensing, scientific research, digital audio/video processing/streaming, and encryption.
To replace volatility with stability, while remaining on the cutting edge, Daniel was intrigued by the business model of Phidiax, and chose to join the team.
Daniel’s technical focus is to automate the mundane, simplify the complex, and integrate the disintegrated; he believes that centralization of software assets in the cloud is the key to achieving these ends with elegance and agility. Daniel is a masterful technical talent; he has the ability to comprehend and deliver the most complex technical challenges, and is a subject-matter expert on the Microsoft stack. Daniels expertise includes but is not limited to: Integration, Services, WCF, WebAPI, BizTalk, Security, Patterns and Practices, and Data Structures.
Daniel is intrigued by Encryption, Mutlithreaded Architecture, UX, Code Editors.
Daniel's contributions include:
Daniel's certifications include:
Daniel enjoys mountain climbing, marathon running, and riding a front-wheel-drive recumbent road bike. He also regularly finds himself performing electronic, mechanical, automotive, and home repair.
XTC, The Police, Kansas, Chicago, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Kevin Gilbert
“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” –Confucius
Mark joined Phidiax as an Integration and Cloud Architect. He works with clients to implement service oriented solutions using Microsoft technologies including Microsoft BizTalk, Azure, and Services (WCF, WebAPI).
Mark realized, the people you work with are just as important as the things you work on. Working with people who are experts in their field and work hard to improve themselves and their community is not an opportunity that comes around very often. Having had the opportunity to see Phidiax in action, he made the jump when the opportunity arose and hasn’t looked back since.
Mark has worked with a handful of technologies and industries. He has developed and delivered front, middle, and backend solutions almost exclusively using the Microsoft technology stack. He is currently working to increase his architectural knowledge while remaining steeped in implementation details in an attempt to straddle both worlds.
Mark has spoken at numerous conferences and user groups. His presentations include: Microsoft Azure Security, Azure Machine Learning, Azure B2C, and Azure Active Directory.
Mark is a Microsoft Certified Professional. His certifications include:
Mark is thrilled when the answer to a question comes via long, sometimes unintuitive processes. It is true that the journey is the reward. And in the most rewarding cause, may cause you to reframe how you see the world.
Mark completed his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at the University of Texas. While there he was enthralled with learning the scientific underpinnings of computer programming including theory of computation, machine learning, grammar, and discrete mathematics.
Home improvement (that never ends!), chess.
Chromeo, Doctor P, Little Boots
"I will work harder" –Boxer, Animal Farm
"You can’t win them all, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try."
Mary Ann joined Phidiax to expand the skillset in the DevOps arena. She works with clients to implement automated build and deployment solutions on a variety of scales. Her expertise is implementation of the Microsoft Application Lifecycle toolset and includes: Team Foundation Server, SQL Server Development Tools, Build Automations, and Release Management. Her goal is to assist clients streamline processes and increase efficiencies to support software development.
Phidiax was looking to better support client initiatives by expanding their services to include DevOps. Mary Ann was looking to expand her career into new and exciting areas. The way Phidiax conducts business…being able to explore the latest technologies while helping clients solve problems…is a refreshing approach, and that makes every day something Mary Ann looks forward to in the perfect career. Challenging, rewarding, and fun!
Mary Ann has over two decades of experience with Software Configuration Management (Source Code Management, Branching and Merging, Build Engineering, Environment Configuration, Change Control, Release Management, Continuous Integration, and Deployment Engineering). Her expertise includes customization, maintenance and administration of SCM systems including Team Foundation Server.
She is passionate about creating automations for building, packing, deploying, auditing and monitoring of SCM artifacts and likes to help others realize the value in improving these processes.
Mary Ann finds great satisfaction in automation of manual processes. She is driven to find the latest tools and tricks-of-the-trade to create positive change.
Mary Ann received her Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Colorado State University with a minor in Mathematics. While she had always envisioned this would lead to improving processes in manufacturing, she finds improving process in the assembly lines of software development a similarly rewarding endeavor.
When Mary Ann is not writing PowerShell, or branching or merging code, you can find her with her husband watching their teenage sons play soccer or up in the mountains on an ATV trying to keep up with them on their dirt bikes.
It is not possible to just pick one. I enjoy just about every type of music (just no Screamo)!
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other wings.” –Hodding Carter
Dave joined the Phidiax team as a Collaboration and Cloud Architect. His extensive background in SharePoint as well as cloud-based development on the Microsoft stack adds remarkable value to our clients and their collaboration and cloud development initiatives. He is an evangelist of the latest cloud-based development methodologies and practices, collaboration, and agile methodologies. His focus is to collaborate with development teams and architects and provide cutting-edge industry solutions to businesses looking to enhance their development and collaboration offerings with a cloud presence.
Throughout Dave’s career in software development, experiences on teams and projects led him to the values set forth in the Agile Manifesto, which he is a signer. These values led him to obtain his Certified Scrum Master credential, investigating methods that support the tenets set forth in the Agile Manifesto put into practice. Dave immediately noticed Phidiax philosophy and culture set up to support similar philosophies, as well as Phidiax stellar reputation in the community and high level of technical aptitude at every level.
To continue his growth and hunger for cloud technology, Dave was looking for a partner with similar drive and goals where his talents could add a piece of the puzzle in Collaboration products and modern software development to inspire some synergy in solution delivery. He found that work as a sole entrepreneur had some limitations as to the breadth and reach that would be possible in helping customers, and so after meeting Jason and talking with many different talented individuals at Phidiax, Dave decided that Phidiax was the right team to drive synergy and collaboration in technology to the next level.
He also has a great deal of experience with the Microsoft SharePoint platform, ranging in variations from 2003 through the latest on-premise, hybrid, and O365 based solutions. He fully supports SPFx for SharePoint modifications, and fully integrated Cloud PaaS solutions.
Dave’s aptitude for languages has extended into developing PowerShell skills. This skillset has interwoven throughout his work with server environments, in managing SharePoint and SQL Server, and in support of Azure cloud solutions.
Dave is intrigued by the interaction and interface between humans and computers, expanding beyond just simple HCI including screen design to considering the entire experience. He enjoys a continued interest in Mathematics, especially Stochastic Modeling, and Operations Research.
Dave is thankful to be an Apress author. His first piece of work - Pro ASP.NET SharePoint 2010 Solutions was written to span the gap between ASP.NET software development and Microsoft’s widely popular collaboration product SharePoint. Some of the content from this work also made it into Expert SharePoint 2010 Practices, with many other well-known authors in the SharePoint world. Dave’s 3rd project was a collaboration with two other authors on Pro SharePoint 2010 Development for Office 365.
Dave has had the privilege to share some of his ideas on these topics with varying audiences. He ran the SharePoint User Group in Colorado Springs for 4 years, and the .NET users group for a couple years before that. He has also been privileged to speak at SharePoint Saturdays, Developer Days, and conferences around the United States, as well as several Microsoft hosted sessions on topics.
Dave's certifications include:
Dave’s interests away from his job include his family – wife Rita and two kids, Luke and Dori. They are a source of joy and life and learning he’s very thankful for. For fitness and health Dave has studied various martial arts throughout his life. He is a Wing Chun practitioner, as well as a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu student. He also enjoys music, and plays guitar in a local group. He also might be found on a Friday night hanging out at the local 719 Car Scene. And nothing beats the Colorado outdoors, with sunshine, 4 seasons, and all of the outdoor fun to be had with hiking, skiing, snowmobiling, biking and boating. Dave enjoys these facets of life as a change of pace and inspiration.
Dave completed his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Illinois State University, with a minor in computer science. Here he interacted with and became immersed into the statistical side of mathematics, and ended up passing an initial actuarial exam. This led to Dave’s interest in modeling and simulation. He also deepened his understanding of computer science roots, programming in several different languages and concepts.
Dave later attended the University of Phoenix in Phoenix AZ to complete his MBA in technology management. Dave wanted to expand his technical aptitudes to include a more complete understanding of the overall business framework it lives within. He completed his MBA while working for the Apollo Group on the eCampus team that delivers software to support education. He learned a tremendous amount during this experience delivering world class software while simultaneously depending on it completely as a student and end user. His experiences led him to a deep interest in user-computer interfaces and the underlying implications, as well as help to define the online student experience for the largest online university in the United States.
Wing Chun, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Guitar, Skiing, Golf, Cars
Joe Satriani, Boston, Coldplay, Kings of Leon, SOJA
“Logic will get you from A to Z. Imagination will get you everywhere.” –Albert Einstein
Jeff joined Phidiax after collaborating on a previous project. After spending months earning mutual respect for accomplishments and work ethic, the right opportunity came around and it made sense for him to join the team.
Jeff graduated with honors from Champlain College, with a Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering
Jeff has a passion for freefall. As a licensed tandem skydiving instructor, he gets to share that joy with first-time students, and loves to continue their education into making safe, aware skydivers. His passion for falling has led him to BASE jumping, where he has successfully earned a registered number by jumping off each type of object, including Buildings, Antennae, Spans (bridges and highlines), and Earth (cliffs). When he’s not falling off objects, you can find him relaxing on a scuba dive or hanging out at the local brewery.
Tool, The Dirty Heads, Thomas Rhett
“To know what life is worth, you have to risk it once in a while.” –Jean-Paul Sartre
Howard S. Edidin has over twenty-five years of experience in delivering Enterprise Integration Solutions. For the last 15 years, Howard has been specializing in Healthcare and Life Sciences. He is a Microsoft MVP for the Data Platform and a P-TSP for Microsoft Healthcare and Life Sciences (BizTalk and Azure). Howard is also a DocumentDB Wizard and TechNet Ninja. He has co-authored several books, the last one being “HL7 for BizTalk”, and has been a technical reviewer for two others.
Howard is very heavily involved with development and implementation of a new HL7 Standard, FHIR. He is considered the “go to” person by Microsoft, for HL7 integration on Azure. He is a member of the Microsoft HL7 FHIR Virtual Team and has authored an eBook, HL7 FHIR on Azure for Microsoft.
Howard is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), and Microsoft Partner Technology Solutions Professional (P-TSP) for Integration (formerly known as Virtual Technology Solutions Professional - VTSP). He is a member of these elite communities chosen to augment Microsoft’s internal Technology Specialists team, and provide enterprise architectural guidance to Microsoft customers and community.
Howard has been working directly with the Microsoft Product Managers to integrate FHIR on Azure. He has published two FHIR integration tutorials to the Microsoft Azure portal:
Howard has also delivered several Webcasts for the Integration User Group:
Howard has taken part in several FHIR Connectathons. For his first one, he completed the Patient Track using Microsoft BizTalk Server in under two hours. He has also provided guidance for other participants on using Microsoft products and services for their FHIR applications. He has been working with FHIR over three years.
Lewis joined Phidiax as a Senior Mobile and Cloud Architect. His experience in enterprise consulting, game development, and mixed reality provides a unique combination of skills to enrich the Phidiax capability portfolio. Lewis loves building usable, beautiful applications that provide incredible User Experiences.
Lewis grew up with computers from the commodore 64 to Pentiums and i7s, he has always had an interest in technology. With experience building applications using the latest, unproven technologies, the opportunity to build bleeding edge mobile applications with Phidiax was a perfect fit.
Lewis has been building front end applications for over a decade using a variety of technologies for use on a variety of devices. He enjoys the entire software development life cycle from ideation and innovation to project planning, implementation, and deployment. Lewis loves to guide projects from the front end technical perspective to ensure every decision being made from data storage and access to visual element placement provides a consistently amazing User Experience. His current passions all live within the right 75% of Milgram’s Reality-virtuality continuum, pushing the boundary between tech and life.
Lewis started his career working in ASP.NET and Silverlight/WPF, moving to the web world of html/js/css with jquery then back to the static types with C# in Unity, finally ending up in the modern web landscape of node.js and Angular. Lewis strives to provide the best user experience possible for any device.
Lewis graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Graphics Technology with a minor in Computer Technology.
Lewis created a Virtual Reality putt-putt game as his senior project in 2005 for a 4 wall cave VR system at Purdue’s Envision Center.
Lewis is a gamer and absolutely loves Mixed Reality. Having grown up with technology, he is excited for the day when contact lenses or brain implants replace big bulky headsets, tvs, and all other display technology. The virtual world will be here sooner than any of us imagine! When he is not gaming or playing in other realities, he enjoys off-roading, hiking, playing with his dog, and eating good food.
DJ Shadow, Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, Mastodon, Bon Iver
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